Lampropholis couperi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Lampropholis couperi Ingram, 1991
Common Name(s):
English Plain-backed Sunskink, Couper's Sunskink

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-06-14
Assessor(s): Shea, G., Venz, M., Sanderson, C., Hobson, R. & Wilson, S.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern, as although it has a reasonably limited distribution, there are no major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Australian endemic species is found in southeastern Queensland, from near Rockhampton south to Mount Glorious (Cogger 2014).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species in suitable habitat, likely to have a stable population.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This rainforest species is usually seen basking in sunny patches resulting from breaks in the canopy, or along forest edges beside streams or tracks (Cogger 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There does not appear to be any trade in or use of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There do not appear to be any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is considered to be of Least Concern under the Queensland 'Nature Conservation Act 1992' (Queensland Government 2014). It is present in several protected areas.

Citation: Shea, G., Venz, M., Sanderson, C., Hobson, R. & Wilson, S. 2018. Lampropholis couperi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T109473083A109473088. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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